Disclaimer: I have not tried this jacket. But I wish I could find something like this cut for a woman. I have found packable windbreakers for women but nothing lined like this with a light fleece for an added warmth that also packs down so small! I would keep one in my purse at all times just in case I get cold, which happens every so often,, in addition keeping adding them to my disaster bags.
Surprisingly warm, but does not breath well. The "dark navy" is much closer to black than blue. Everyone I asked what color, said it was black.
Great Cover Jacket
I originally bought the unlined version of this jacket but had to return it because it was far too baggy for normal wear. I wear a 46R in suit measurements and the XL size that is recommended is far too big (unless I were to wear body armor or something underneath). I returned it (which was a smooth process) and instead opted to switch to a size L lined version.
The lined version is perfect for my use, which is to serve as my backup jacket in my everyday carry (EDC) backpack. I live in the SF Bay Area and there are days where it can be chilly in the mornings, sunny in the afternoon, and windy and cold by sundown. On those days when I forget a jacket this has saved my butt from freezing due to wind chill. My body tends to run warm and this is the perfect amount of warmth, even while riding on a boat in the Bay.
About the only criticism I have of the jacket is the stuffing pocket. I find it a touch on the small side as the jacket, once totally packed into itself, is really bulgy/bulky and fits oddly in my bag. If the pocket were another 1" bigger it'd make for an easier time to keep it laying flat in a bag versus bulging all over the place in an awkward fashion.
I bought the XXL to accommodate my vest but it's almost a tent. I would wear this as a light windbreaker for a motorcycle ride, as long as it's over 50 degrees.
The perfect weight for a busy EMT. Lightweight, warm yet easy to move in.
I LOVE THIS JACKET IT IS LIGHTWEIGHT DURABLE AND BEST OF ALL AFFORDABLE. IT IS WARM ENOUGH FOR JUST A BRISK CHILL OR SEMI-COLD WEATHER 30-40DEG.
With only mild use, my zipper broke on this jacket. I wore its replacement for the very first time, and the elastic inside the sleeve snapped as I put on the jacket. I really like the style, color, weight, etc. but I believe it has quality/construction issues.
I wasn't sure about the size so the store sent me size L and XL. Im not the average sized person so I went on what the sales person advised/told me. The size L was perfect in (arm) length etc.but I could not close the zip. Size XL was perfect but the sleeves were too wide resulting in having extra sleeve bits sticking out. The sleeve length was a bit too long. As to the zip...i find it of poor quality and expected better. Something like the zips on the Messenger bag or Rush backpacks for example. I expect that to go down soon as i would use the jacket frequently. Shame it has not velcro on the front to attach a patch on. The jacket itself is very affordable and packs away easy in the pocket. Very handy for trips away (which I often do on the bike). I have the lined jacket and it feels very warm.